Zachary J. Bourdon, 32, killed when struck on his skateboard by allegedly drunk driver Stephen Matthews, 27, at East Fifth Avenue and Unga Street in Anchorage, Alaska
32-year-old man on skateboard died after SUV hit him near Merrill Field, Anchorage police say
Matthews told police he drank at a barbecue and was heading home, the charges said. He told police his car was damaged from a previous accident and denied any collision, according to the charging document.
The 32-year-old man on the skateboard died after being hit by an SUV near Merrill Field, Anchorage police said
One witness described seeing the vehicle “seeing fishtail after it hit the deceased, regained control, and then continued north to Unga,” the charges said.
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